On a clear November 1st,
A pact, I made, in words
And sealed, in my heart,
To embark on a self-made challenge,
To write poetry, thirty days, in a row.

Whether or not, I’d be able to fulfill
This pact to the very end,
I knew not then,
And there was really no way of knowing
Than first to begin. So I did.

Today is November 30th.
And I’m writing about my last poem,
In my last poem,
For this thirty-day-poetry-challenge.

To be honest,
There were days I was unsure what to write on.
There were times I didn’t even want to write, at all.
But the anticipation from friends alone,
And the satisfaction I felt inside,
By checking another day of the list each day,
Was something I couldn’t stop yearning for.

That kept me grounded and focused.
It let me forge on regardless,
Finding inspiration from whatever and wherever,
Sometimes from a word, or phrase,
Sometimes just by opening Google Docs app on my phone.
Sometimes writing without inspiration,
My only inspiration being that I needed to write,
Because I could not disappoint.

If there’s anything this challenge has taught me,
It’s that I shouldn’t think myself incapable,
Without first trying or putting in effort.
It’s that if I show up,
Even when I don’t feel like it,
I will get results.
It’s that if I put my heart and head into it,
I can accomplish whatever I set my mind to.

It’s been a heady journey.
It’s been a pleasant ride.
From staring into empty space,
Racking my poor brain,
Forcing it to conjure words,
That would later only make sense,
After tons of editing and rewriting,
Now I can relax my bones,
And wake up, God willing, tomorrow
With pride and joy,
Because not only did I say it,
I did, in fact, do it as well.
Yes, I did it!


I just want to say a massive, huge, huge “thank you” to everyone who has been supportive of me during these thirty days of November. Your prayers, shares, comments, likes, and encouraging words have meant and still mean so much to me. Thank you all so much and God bless us all. Let’s keep supporting and loving each other. MwahπŸ˜šπŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ˜

Day 30 of 30. November challenge. Thirty poems in thirty days.

Love ❀️

Liz.